Pilot Abid survives US-Bangla plane crash in Nepal, co-pilot Prithula dies


PV Desk : Abid Sultan, the pilot of the US-Bangla Airlines plane that crashed in Nepal, killing at least 50, has survived, the airliner says.

Co-pilot Prithula Rashid, however, died after the plane crashed at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on Monday afternoon, according to Kathmandu Medical College Hospital.

The 78-seater Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 aircraft took off from Dhaka with 67 passengers and four crew members on board.
It shot off the runway while it was about to crash into a fence of the airport and immediately caught fire around 2:20pm local time.
Doctors at Kathmandu Medical College Hospital said eight have died when the victims had been brought to the hospital.

Prithula, the first officer of the plane, was among the eight.

According to his Facebook profile, she had been working at US-Bangla since July 2016.

After graduating from North South University in Dhaka, she studied at the Arirang Flying School.